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Fifty-six patients with ulcerative colitis of mild to moderate severity were entered into a randomized, double-dummy comparison of sulphasalazine, 3 g/day, with olsalazine, 3 g/day. Patients were assessed clinically, and by sigmoidoscopy and biopsy, on entry and at 5 weeks. Both agents produced a similar reduction in stool frequency and in the passage of… (More)
Oral disodium cromoglycate (200 mg qds) has been tested in 26 patients with ulcerative colitis that was resistant to medical treatment. In a double-blind crossover trial disodium cromoglycate and placebo were added to conventional treatment in random order, each for four weeks. There was no significant difference in therapeutic effect between disodium… (More)
The factors affecting gut activity in inflammatory bowel disease are unclear, but purines and kynurenines may be involved in the regulation of neuronal activity and therefore gut motility and secretion. We have measured the serum levels of these compounds in patients and in sex- and age-matched controls. Purines and kynurenines were analysed using HPLC. The… (More)
In a series of 26 patients with strokes 13 had deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg, demonstrated by fibrinogen scanning. In 10 patients the thrombosis was in the paralysed leg but the degree of paralysis was unrelated to the tendency to develop DVT, which usually occurred about the third day. Leg oedema in 10 patients was unrelated to the DVT.
Microhamartomatous rectal polyps are described in 11 out of 15 patients with tuberous sclerosis (TS). These readily identifiable polyps are of no clinical significance but their prevalence and unique nature rank them as of equal importance to other better known markers of TS such as the facial angiofibromata (adenoma sebaceum).
Few clinically apparent clinical relapses of colitis occurred in 340 patients with previously extensive ulcerative colitis in an inactive phase submitted to total colonoscopy for dysplasia screening after bowel preparation with castor oil or senna. A prospective trial in 46 such patients showed both preparations to be equally safe and effective. Minor… (More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of a 7-day regimen of clarithromycin 250 mg b.d., amoxycillin 1 g b.d., and lansoprazole 30 mg b.d. as a treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS H. pylori status of dyspeptic patients was assessed by 13C-urea breath test and at endoscopy by histology, culture and rapid urease testing of gastric biopsies. Fifty-one… (More)
This case report describes a patient with chronic ulcerative colitis and epithelial dysplasia of 17 y duration ultimately complicated by colonic carcinoma. At laparotomy, clinically unsuspected but typical Crohn's disease of the terminal ileum was also found. The macroscopic and histological features of the resected terminal ileum were characteristic of… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori among the residents of a hospital for people with severe learning difficulties. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of stored sera from the hospital residents and control sera from the local, non-residential population. METHODS H. pylori immunoglobulin G antibody was measured in 424 hospital… (More)